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QJMOTOR Malaysia has launched their newest scooter, the QJMOTOR LTR150.

Despite its retro classic shape, it is equipped with a single-cylinder, SOHC, 4-stroke, 149cc engine that is quite powerful. It produces 16.4hp (12.2kW) at 8,500 RPM and 14.8Nm at 6,500 RPM. (For comparison, the 150cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled Yamaha Y15ZR engine produces 15.1hp at 8,500 RPM and a maximum torque of 13.8Nm at 7,000 RPM). The engine’s power is sent to the rear wheel through a CVT transmission.

The chassis features a disc brake system with a large discs measuring 190mm at the front and 225mm at the back. A dual-channel (front and rear) anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a standard feature for rider safety.

The QJMOTOR LTR150’s seat is made for the rider and pillion’s comfort even if it is for long rides. The storage space under the seat is also very spacious enabling the rider to carry things with ease. There is also a USB charging socket in the front storage compartment.

Other features include an LCD digital meter display, LED lights, an Idling Stop system that turns off the engine when idling, and a 6.5 liter fuel tank.

QJMOTOR LTR150 is offered in three colors namely Lime Creme, Sky Blue, Mint Green and Carnation Park. It retails at RM8,888 (off-road) and is covered by a two-year or 20,000km warranty (whichever comes first). It is available at all authorised QJMOTOR dealers throughout Malaysia. BR

Sometimes events in the real world have plot twists that no filmmaker could have imagined. The case of a driver who was beaten to death become the subject of much discussion lately. In particular, how could someone can beat another human being to death. However, the police has revealed that a drug tests found him positive for syabu and ganja at the time of the incident.

Selangor Police Chief, Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the victim had 10 previous drug records, and is wanted by the police in connection with drug cases.

Datuk Hussein also revealed that the police had received two reports made by two vehicle owners against the man. They stated that the victim had hit their vehicle and fled.

On the night of the incident, the police received a call about an accident and therefore deployed traffic officers there. They found a Proton Saga car that was believed to have skidded and hit the fence of a residential area there.

They also found the driver of the car lying on the road. Paramedics arrived later and found that the victim had died. Further examination found that there were ligature marks on his wrists.

Man Beaten to Death Allegedly Running after Hitting e-Hailing Rider

Commenting further, Datuk Hussein said the police are still investigating the motive for the incident, adding that the autopsy found that there were no significant injuries on the victim that caused his death. “We are still waiting for the results of the laboratory analysis to identify the cause of the victim’s death,” he said.

At the same time, he asked the public who witnessed the incident to come forward to help the investigation. “We will see what people write on social media related to the case if we can be called to testify to help the investigation.

“We also advise the public not to exaggerate and fabricate stories related to this case. Because it will affect the investigation carried out by the police and cause alarm to the public.”

The police have arrested 5 suspects aged between 22 and 52 years old in relation to this case. They also arrested 2 more new suspects aged 22 and 39.

National motorcycle racer, Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman hints early retirement from active racing on the Asian stage.

In speaking to Harian Metro, Azlan revealed that he has not received an answer on his team’s participation in the 2024 Asian Road Racing Championship (ARRC). His current team, TKKR Racing Team posted on Facebook recently that they could not secure a sponsor for the 2024 season, thereby throwing theirs and Azlan’s immediate future into doubt.

“I will retire early from Asian competition if I do not receive an offer. I have already set a target to race at the Asian level until I am 40,” he said.

“Realistically, other teams prefer hiring younger racers compared to older ones. My body isn’t as strong now… I can still fight it out but I need twice the effort to slug it out with them in terms of stamina.”

On a more positive note, Azlan may switch to racing in the Endurance World Championship (EWC) in 2025 should this year’s ARRC participation does not come to pass. He had already raced at the 2023 Suzuka 8-Hour Endurance as part of the EWC calendar in the Formula EWC class with Frontier Racing.

Azlan has an impressive resume, having won several national superbike titles while riding for Chia PJ Kawasaki and took part in the Moto2 World Championship from 2013 to 2015. He was also the inaugural ASB1000cc class champion in ARRC in 2019, riding for then ONEXOX TKKR SAG Racing Team.  He currently owns the AS25 Academy Racing Team which races in the WIRA category in the Petronas Malaysian Cub Prix Championship.

A man was beaten to death by a group after allegedly attempting to run away following him knocking down an e-hailing rider, in Taman Pelangi, Kajang on Tuesday night.

Police said a Proton Saga driven by the 42-year-old victim had crashed into the gates of a house. He was then dragged out of the car and assaulted by several individuals. His wrists also bore signs of being tied.

Police found the victim lying on the ground when they arrived. He was later announced as deceased by the paramedics who arrived on the scene. Witnesses at the scene described the victim being dragged out of his car and was beaten by a group of men. They also said that his hands were tied behind his back. The group then laid him down on the ground and left the scene before the police arrived.

The scene was subsequently processed by the Bukit Aman Forensic Unit who collected several blood samples and fingerprints. They also found two rolls of rope. Based on the available information, the police tracked down the suspects and arrested 5 individuals in the vicinity of Semenyih and Beranang.

“The suspects were aged between 22 to 52 years old and were apprehended by police officers of the D9 Branch of the Criminal Investigation Division of IPD Kajang at around 2.05am, Wednesday,” said Kajang District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Mohd. Zaid Hassan.

He added that the case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code (classified as murder), as well as Section 41 of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Police are encouraging witnesses to come forward with further information by contacting Assistant Superintendent Redzuan Mat Salleh from the Criminal Investigation Division of IPD Kajang at 013-7854100.

They may also provide information to Inspector Ammar Tahir from the Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Division at 018-2194013 with information to assist in the investigations.

The Perlis Customs seized 9 superbikes allegedly smuggled from Thailand into Malaysia.

The Customs Department of Malaysia’s Perlis state director, Tn. Ismail Hashim said the value of the seized motorcycles was RM416,500, while the estimated duties amounted to RM715,130.

“JKDM Perlis inspected 9 superbikes without registration at the entry lane of the Wang Kelian Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Post.”

Among the motorcycles seized included the Honda Honda CBR1000RR, BMW S 1000 RR, Yamaha YZF-R1, Aprilia RSV4 and MV Agusta. Seizure was carried out as there was no valid tax payment document and import permit.

“The modus operandi is by bringing in the motorcycles that were declared for competition use using lorries and allegedly headed to the Sepang International Circuit. There was information claiming that the motorcycles are owned by individuals in Europe, Hong Kong among other countries. However, it aroused our suspicion when there was no complete document such as listing the chassis numbers,” said Tn. Ismail.

JKDM assures that they will investigate the matter to determine if this case is connected to superbike smuggling activities carried out by international and/or local syndicates.

“Investigation is carried out under Section 133(1)(f) of the Customs Act 1967. The suspect faces a maximum fine of RM500,000 or years jail or both if found guilty.”

Source: Berita Harian Online

Boon Siew Honda has just announced a new exciting colour for the 2024 Honda RS-X.

Honda dubs the new colour Mat Ion Blue Metallic. It gives the bike a fresh mid-life update: The new colour scheme makes the bike look stealthy, for want of a better word, compared to the previous offerings. It will be available in authorised and selected Honda dealers nationwide starting 22nd February 2024. The selling price of the 2024 Honda RS-X is RM9,798, without road tax, insurance and registration.

The RS-X continues to sell well in the country despite several reported “quirks.” It is mainly due to a pretty good performance courtesy of its 150cc, DOHC engine which produces 15.8hp (11.8kW) at 9,000 RPM and 13.6Nm of torque at 7,000 RPM. That power is channeled through a 6-speed gearbox. Anyone who has ridden the bike will tell you that it has a punchy low RPM acceleration that is great for urban riding. The engine is EURO 4 emission standard compliant, too.

Another selling point of the Honda RS-X is its design, which makes it look larger for a small bike. The Honda press release calls it “muscular.” This look is complemented with features that remain unchanged, such as the 1-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). 1-channel means it is only available on one wheel, in this case, the front. Hey, before criticising the system, let it be known that even bigger KTMs has a Supermoto feature to turn off the rear wheel’s ABS! Additionally, having ABS at least on one wheel is better than none at all.

Other features include LED lighting and digital speedometer.

Aveta Malaysia has announced the addition of eight (8) new stockists across six states, enhancing accessibility to genuine parts for customers throughout Malaysia.

These appointments align with the Aveta Customer Care Program, unveiled during the introduction of the Aveta Ranger Max Explorer in 2023.

The Aveta Customer Care Initiative Program comprises:

1. Aveta Care on Wheels Program: This initiative involves one pick-up truck and three motorcycles, tasked with reaching customers nationwide to resolve issues beyond local dealers’ capabilities.

2. Aveta Service Corner: A designated area at dealerships tailored to the specific needs and servicing requirements of Aveta owners. The first authorized service corner is operational, with plans for 29 more to be established in 2024.

3. Aveta Stockists Appointments: Initiated last year, the program is already operational, with plans to establish 10 stockists in 2024.

The appointment of stockists is crucial to ensure owners have immediate access to spare parts and guarantee the availability of genuine parts that fit Aveta motorcycles perfectly.

Mr. Steven Lim, Group Managing Director of Aveta Malaysia, expressed gratitude to their growing customer base, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to customer satisfaction and seamless ownership experiences.

The appointed stockists include:

– Kedah: Boon Lee Auto Sdn Bhd
– Kuala Lumpur: DS Cycle Parts Sdn Bhd
– Selangor: Yong Xin Auto Parts Sdn Bhd
– Pahang: T.T. Cycle Parts Sdn Bhd
– Pahang: Sing Yie Motor Sdn Bhd
– Sabah: Eko Ken Motor Sdn Bhd
– Sarawak: Ji Yun Resources
– Sarawak: Ghee Yong Enterprise Sdn Bhd

Effective immediately, these eight (8) stockists are available for customers to procure spare parts, alongside authorised dealerships.

Customers can also reach the Aveta spare parts support line at +012 686 8753 from Monday to Friday (8:30 am – 5:30 pm).

For further details on the appointed Aveta stockists, visit the Aveta website at

Hong Leong Yamaha, a leader in the realm of two-wheeled marvels, has introduced two new colours for the 2024 TMax Tech Max called Dark Magma and Tech Black.

At the heart of the Yamaha TMax lies a 562cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine, engineered to deliver exhilarating performance on both urban streets and winding highways.

The twin-cylinder engine produces 47hp at 7,500rpm and 55.7Nm at 5250rpm. The TMax still boasts a sleek and aerodynamic design, characterised by its distinctive dual LED headlights and dynamic bodywork.

The TMax is still equipped with advanced electronic features that include Yamaha’s proprietary D-Mode system, allowing riders to customise throttle response according to their preferences, whether for spirited performance or fuel-efficient cruising.

Additionally, traction control and ABS come standard, providing added confidence and stability, particularly in challenging riding conditions.

Besides that, the TMax Tech Max retains the state-of-the-art TFT display that provides riders with vital information at a glance, including speed, engine RPM, fuel consumption, and navigation prompts, ensuring a seamless riding experience without distractions.

The updated Yamaha TMax Tech Max is priced at RM74,998, and if you book it now, Yamaha will give you a complimentary Yamaha Disc Lock valued at RM100.

Didi Group has officially opened the doors to MotoPlex Sungai Buloh, the latest addition to its network of premium showrooms featuring Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia, and Moto Guzzi brands.

Located in Sungai Buloh, Selangor, MotoPlex Sungai Buloh is designed as a dynamic concept store offering a wide range of products and customer services for motorcycle enthusiasts.

Managed by Welly Sungai Buloh Sdn Bhd, the official dealer appointed by Didi Group, MotoPlex Sungai Buloh embodies Italian aesthetics across its 3,400 sqf space, with a showroom area of 2,200 sqf and a service center spanning 1,200 sqf.

The service center boasts state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and a team of skilled technicians committed to delivering superior customer service and access to high-quality spare parts.

For Didi Group, the launch of MotoPlex Sungai Buloh signifies a significant milestone as the fourth MotoPlex establishment in Malaysia. Mr. Goh Kian Sin, Managing Director of Didi Group, expressed pride in hosting an exclusive meet & greet event with the official Aprilia Racing Team riders coinciding with the MotoGP Malaysian Winter Test held at the Sepang International Circuit. The event offers Aprilia club members a chance to interact with the racers and team members up close.

MotoPlex stores serve as hubs for Italian biking enthusiasts, offering a comprehensive overview of the Piaggio Group’s portfolio and reflecting the company’s innovative vision. Mr. Goh Kian Sin reiterated the group’s commitment to enhancing its presence in Malaysia through MotoPlex, which consolidates Piaggio’s iconic brands under one roof, providing customers with a holistic Italian two-wheel experience.

Mr. Ngo Yoke Kwang, Director of Welly Sungai Buloh, emphasized MotoPlex Sungai Buloh’s role in delivering a captivating motorcycling experience infused with Italian authenticity. With a sprawling 34,000 sqf concept store equipped with a service area staffed by highly skilled technicians, MotoPlex Sungai Buloh aims to redefine individual mobility and freedom through its legendary brands known for style, technology, and heritage.

MotoPlex Sungai Buloh represents Didi Group’s commitment to offering a unique retail experience for motorcycle enthusiasts while strengthening its foothold in Malaysia’s automotive market.

Harley-Davidson has announced a distribution agreement with Didi Resources for Malaysia, effective January 1, 2024. This agreement encompasses the distribution of motorcycles, parts and accessories, apparel, and licensed products throughout the country.

Didi Resources will maintain its exclusive distributorship of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and provide comprehensive after-sales service through its existing network of Harley-Davidson outlets across Malaysia. Additionally, Didi Resources will serve as a non-exclusive distributor for Harley-Davidson parts and accessories, as well as apparel and licensed products.

The company says it is dedicated to delivering the exceptional Harley-Davidson customer experience, including programs like H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group), to the Malaysian market.

Sajeev Rajasekharan, Managing Director, Asia Emerging Markets and India at Harley-Davidson, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, highlighting Harley-Davidson’s successful presence in Malaysia since 2008 and the shared commitment to delivering unparalleled brand experiences to customers.

Rewi Hamid Bugo, Chairman of Didi Resources, echoed this sentiment, emphasising the company’s readiness to collaborate with Harley-Davidson in fostering a vibrant riding community in Malaysia.

Didi Resources has bolstered its local team to ensure the seamless execution of initiatives aligned with Harley-Davidson’s vision, thereby enhancing value for customers.

Customers can continue to access the Harley-Davidson brand experience and acquire Harley-Davidson motorcycles and related products at authorised dealerships throughout Malaysia.

The Modenas Ninja ZX-25R SE gets a fresh color choice for the new year: the captivating Metallic Phantom Silver X Ebony or also known as the Stormcloud Blue.

Following Japan’s lead, the Malaysian market also gets the same revamped aesthetics. While the Lime Green/Ebony option remains, the all-new 2024 Stormcloud Blue permanently replaces the Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Grey/Ebony variant.

The 2024 edition boasts a refined two-tone palette, featuring a Metallic Phantom Silver base with Ebony accents, subtly complemented by slate blue highlights. Throughout the bike, elements such as the trellis frame, mirrors, alloy wheels, seat, handlebars, grips, and exhaust cover sport an elegant black finish, offering a striking contrast.

The dominant matte silver hue is punctuated by a discreet black slash on the side fairing, housing a striking white ZX-25R decal at its core. Slate blue accents tastefully adorn various sections of the fairing, including the iconic Ninja logo positioned low on the belly side.

This latest addition to the lineup is scheduled to debut in dealer showrooms by the end of February 2024, and the new color option is priced at RM33,900.

As for the engine, the ZX-25R SE retains its formidable performance, featuring the same 250cc, liquid-cooled, inline-four engine delivering 46PS at 15,500rpm and 22Nm at 12,500rpm, without any new updates.

Edaran Modenas Sdn Bhd (EMOS), a subsidiary of Motosikal dan Enjin Nasional Sdn Bhd (MODENAS), and distributor of Kawasaki bikes in Malaysia, has launched fresh designs for the Kawasaki Z900 ABS, Kawasaki Z900 SE, offering Malaysian riders a wider array of options.

For starters, the Z900 SE is now available in two new colours – Metallic Spark Black and Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray. This is priced at RM55,900.

Down the price list is the Z900 ABS which is now available in Candy Persimmon Red and Ebony and is priced at RM44,900.

Both the Z900 and Z900 SE models come equipped with integrated riding modes, power mode selection, and three variations of KTRC traction control, ensuring a versatile riding experience.

The inclusion of an assist and slipper clutch, coupled with horizontal back-link rear suspension inspired by Kawasaki WorldSBK machinery, offers strong performance across all Z900 models.

For riders seeking elevated refinement, the Z900 SE offers striking gold-colored inverted forks and an Öhlins S46 rear shock with a remote preload adjuster.

The Z900’s updated color palette introduces a fresh Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Matte Dark Gray combination, alongside the classic Ebony/Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray option.

Additionally, the new Candy Persimmon Red/Ebony colorway injects vibrancy into the lineup, while the Z900 SE introduces a dynamic Metallic Spark Black/Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray/Candy Lime Green variant with a distinctive green frame. These models are now available in select dealer showrooms.

As this is just an aesthetics upgrade, there is no change in terms of the powertrain.

Just as a refresher, the Z900 is powered by a 948cc, four-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid cooled engine making 123.6hp and 98.6Nm of torque.


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